Cleopatra

Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh who ruled Ancient Egypt. She committed suicide after losing the Battle of Octavia. Her liaisons with popular Roman figures Julius Caesar and Mark Antony are taken to be proof of her beauty and sexual appeal.

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How did Cleopatra rule her kingdom?

Cleopatra, like all absolute rulers of her time, ruled autocratically and harshly, by our present day standards. Although Egypt had a system of provinces called nomes, with their overseers, they were all responsible to Cleopatra.

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Did Cleopatra wear a fake beard sometimes?

No. there is no record of Cleopatra ever wearing a beard. The queen who is said to have worn a fake beard is Hatshepsut. At the time of her reign, the ruler had to be a male in order to be seen as a source of strength and authority. Thus Hatshepsut used the fake beard as a symbol of her authority. By the time of Cleopatra, the dynasties had changed and women were allowed to rule along with a male co-ruler.

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What did Cleopatra's crown look like?

On the statues that are believed to be Cleopatra, she is shown wearing a triple uraeus. That is a crown with three snake heads (cobras) on it. The snake head crown was common among the Pharaohs, not something unique to Cleopatra.

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Julius Caesar

What was mark Antony's job?

Marc Antony, at the time of his involvement with Cleopatra, was a Roman triumvir. He had supreme Roman authority in the East. He came east to settle border disputes and to stabilize the area for Rome. He also planned to carry out Julius Caesar's war against the Parthians. He kept this authority all through his affair with Cleopatra which is why old Cleo snuggled up to him.

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What was Cleopatra's downfall?

Cleopatra's downfall was her ambition and greed. She wanted to rule Rome, as she affirmed every time she said "as sure as I shall give judgment on the Capitol in Rome".

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What happened to Cleopatra's body?

Cleopatra was buried in a tomb with her lover, Antony. It was located somewhere near Alexandria, Egypt, but it has never been rediscovered.

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Were poltemy x11 and Cleopatra x related?

probably not.....

who knows????? Good question, because there was no Cleopatra X. The only other Cleopatra after Cleopatra VII was her daughter Cleopatra Selene. Ptolemy XII was the father of Cleopatra VII. It can be confusing, because there were many Cleopatras and many Ptolemys. The only way to sort them out is to make sure of the numbers after their names.

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How did cleopatras father die?

We have no firm record of how Cleopatra's father died. However it was by natural causes, as opposed to murder by some means.

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Julius Caesar

Who did Julius Caesar admire?

Julius Caesar admired very few people in his lifetime. Among them was Alexander the Great and his great nephew Octavian. He did admire things or qualities. For instance he admired the city of Alexandria and he admired the courage and abilities of his men.

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How did mark Antony gain power?

Marc Antony came into power through Juliius Caesar. He was Caesar's quaestor in the army, was a tribune in Rome, was Caesar's Master of the Horse, (the ruler of Rome when the dictator was away) and was a counsul along with Caesar when Caesar was killed. He then became a member of the second triumvirate and took the eastern part of the empire for his domain. With his alliances with Cleopatra he became the behind-the-scenes power in Egypt while still holding the power of the triumvirate.

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What role did religion play in Cleopatra's life?

Cleopatra used religion as a tool to manipulate the native Egyptian people. One of the first things she did was to attend the ceremony of the burying and enshrining of the Apis Bull which was a native Egyptian cult. She called herself the New Isis as a mother figure to the Egyptians. The carving at the temple at Dendera shows her offering an Egyptian sacrifice. Now she may have genuinely believed in the religion herself, but it also enhanced her status among the natives.

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Why is Cleopatra's nickname queen of the nile?

Cleopatra is sometimes called "The Queen of the Nile" because Egypt is located along the Nile and Cleo was queen of Egypt.

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How did Cleopatra VII kill arsinoe her sister?

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

Cleopatra talked Marc Antony into killing Arsinoe. This was because Arsinoe was under the protection of Rome and Cleopatra wouldn't dare touch her. It had to be a Roman in authority to do Arsinoe any harm and so Cleopatra used Marc Antony who was the Roman triumvir at the time.

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What happened to Cleopatra's father?

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Cleopatra's father, Ptolemy XII, was overthrown by the Alexandrians because they felt his claim to the throne was illegitimate. He lived as an exile and eventually raised the funds to pay for Roman forces to reinstate him on the throne. He executed his enemies, including his daughter, Berenice, who had become queen in his absence. He died of natural causes.

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What were some of the bad qualities Cleopatra had?

According to Cicero, she was arrogant and indolent. This arrogance came through in her ignorance of Romans and Roman law, as when she threatened a Roman citizen with torture. She murdered her brother and sister. She tried to manipulate people and once Antony was dead, she tried to put all the blame for the war on him to save her own skin. Even when Antony was alive, she tried to secretly negotiate with Octavian. She experimented on slaves and prisoners of war with various poisons to see if they would die painlessly.

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Who played Octavian in 1963 movie Cleopatra?

Cleopatra

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When was Cleopatra removed from the throne?

Cleopatra was removed from the throne twice. The first time in 48 by her brother and the last time in 30 by Octavian.

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When was Cleopatras twins born?

Cleopatra's twins were born about 40 BC. Their exact birth date is unknown, but they were about 10 years old when Alexandria fell in 30 BC.

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Did Cleopatra have pet snakes?

no, she did not.

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Is it true that Cleopatra's family was related to Alexander the great?

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

The answer to your question is one of those maybe yes, maybe no things. Cleopatra's ancestor who founded her dynasty, was Ptolemy Sotor and some authorities say he was a cousin or a second cousin of Alexander the Great. Other authorities simply say he was just one of Alexander's generals.

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Cats (Felines)

How many cats did Cleopatra have?

Cleopatra, probably had no cats in the strict sense of the word. Cats were not "owned" in Egypt. They were considered sacred animals and were allowed free reign. More than likely there were cats lounging in the palace and you could loosely say they belonged to Cleopatra.

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Why did Egyptians have a social class?

Because people either decided to be rich or make fun of poor people.

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What advances occurred during Cleopatra's reign?

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

There were no advances of any consequence during Cleopatra's reign. It was stagnant.. The two things that could loosely be considered advancements, were the addition of territory in exchange for her support of Antony's war and her enlargement of the library at Alexandria. Her additional territory was soon lost. The books that were added to the library were a gift from Antony from the library at Pergamum.

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How did Cleopatras rule end?

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

Cleopatra's rule ended when Octavian and his army entered Alexandria in 30 BC. Cleopatra had lost the war and committed suicide rather than face the disgrace of defeat.

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What contributions did queen Cleopatra make?

About the only positive contribution Cleopatra made to the world was her embellishment of the great Library at Alexandria. If one takes an objective look at her reign, it's very difficult to find anything that did not serve to enhance Cleopatra herself. However in the realm of myth and misconception, she was/is tops. There are all sorts of "Cleopatra Credits" that are preposterous. All Cleopatra was, was a queen, doing the best she could, using any means possible, to preserve her country and her dynasty.

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